October 3, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Plenty of Media Coverage … of the Bust of a Beautiful Girl

Seems like everybody (1, 2, 3, 4– just for starters) led this morning with this Occupy Wall Street photo. Hmm, I wonder why? (The power of the image is not only the  10 for “beauty,” but that it also doubles down on the “martyr/saint.”)

If you can get past the saintly/insanely beautiful girl and her cleavage, though, what we’ve got here also is the latest law enforcement adjustment in the battle for Wall Street — women arresting women. Notice off to the right, by the way, the scene repeats itself with another lady-in-blue doing the honors. (Well, at least it’s not women pepper spraying women!)

Being just one more tactic for “the man” to insulate himself, it’s not clear how much longer the NYPD would have been able — with all the eyes and cameras on this spiraling cultural struggle — to live down close-ups like this.

(photo: Stephanie Keith/AP caption: Police arrest a protester on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, during a march by Occupy Wall Street. linked photo: Paul Weiskel via Atlantic slideshow. caption: Police detain a woman in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011.)

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